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Deepwater Drillship Rates Rising

Feb 20, 2020

In another sign of improving deepwater market conditions, drillship day rates are on-the-rise from Canada to China, judging by a new report by numbers crunchers, Rystad Energy. Although not the only deepwater floaters, drillships are still on order at Asian shipyards…

Premier Oil Charters Solstad PSV for Tolmount Field Ops

Feb 19, 2020

UK-based oil company Premier Oil has chartered a Solstad Offshore vessel to support its Tolmount field operations in the UK sector of the North Sea.The Norwegian offshore vessel operator Solstad said Wednesday that it had won a contract for the platform supply vessel Normand Flipper…

Lundin Gets OK for Barents Sea Wildcat

Feb 18, 2020

Lundin Norway has received regulatory consent from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to drill an exploration well in the License 609 in the Barents Sea.Lundin will use the West Bollsta semi-submersible drilling rig for the operation. Lundin operates the block with a 40 percent ownership…

Posco Strikes Gas Offshore Myanmar

Feb 18, 2020

South Korea's Posco International has made a gas discovery at the Mahar well offshore Myanmar.Located in Block A3, the well was drilled using the Maersk Viking drillship in a water depth of 1000 meters.The Korea Herald has reported that the…

Report: Crane Boom Falls on North Sea Jack-Up Rig

Feb 17, 2020

A crane boom reportedly collapsed Friday morning aboard the Valaris 120 jack-up drilling rig in the UK North Sea, luckily causing no harm to the crew.A rig workers' community page on Facebook called The Rig Worker's Rant released a photo apparently…

Borr in New Financing Deal for Newbuild Jack-Up Rig

Feb 17, 2020

Jack-up rig operator Borr Drilling has entered into a new financing arrangement for the newbuild jack-up rig Tivar.The drilling rig of the KFELS Super B Bigfoot Class is under construction at KFELS shipyard in Singapore and set for delivery in July 2020…

Karoon's Marina-1 Well Offshore Peru Disappoints

Feb 17, 2020

Karoon Energy's Marina-1 deepwater exploration well, in the Z-38 license offshore Peru, has come up dry and will be plugged and abandoned.Tullow, Karoon's partner in the project said Monday that the well had reached Total Depth 'and has not encountered significant hydrocarbons…

Schlumberger Wins P&A Work with Well-Safe

Feb 14, 2020

The UK offshore decommissioning specialist Well-Safe Solutions has awarded 'significant work scope' to Schlumberger for the provision of Plug and Abandonment Well Services.The company, formed in 2017, said the Schlumberger scope included the supply of cementing service…

Egypt: Vantage Drilling to Train Local Workforce

Feb 14, 2020

Vantage Drilling has signed an agreement in Egypt to train local workforce in the space of offshore drilling.A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by Ihab Toma CEO of Vantage Drilling, Osama El Bakly, Chairman of Egyptian Natural Gas…

Prosafe, Floatel Merger Falls Through

Feb 13, 2020

Offshore accommodation rig providers Floatel and Prosafe have called off their proposed merger amid objections from competition regulators in Norway and the UK.The all-stock merger, proposed in June 2019, had promised to create the world’s largest offshore accommodation company with…

Pacific Drilling Working on Samsung Rig Case Appeal

Feb 12, 2020

Offshore drilling rig operator Pacific Drilling is working to appeal a recent ruling according to which the company must to pay $320 million to rig builder Samsung Heavy Industries.As previously reported by OEDigital, a London arbitration tribunal…

ExxonMobil, Noble Corp. in Guyana Drillship Pact

Feb 12, 2020

The U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has signed a framework agreement with offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation to extend the contracts for the three drillships currently operating for Exxon in Guyana, and potentially add more work and more rigs…

Favorable Ruling for Petrobras in Sete Rig Case

Feb 11, 2020

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has informed that an arbitration tribunal has ruled in its favor in a case related to the Sete Brasil rig orders.Petrobras said that the arbitration tribunal rejected a claim made by an investor in Sete Brasil Participações S…

Long-Term Deal with Petrobras for Constellation's Offshore Rig

Feb 11, 2020

Brazilian offshore contractor Constellation has won an offshore drilling rig contract with Petrobras.Constellation said last week that Petrobras had hired its Atlantic Star semi-submersible drilling rig.In a LinkedIn post, the offshore drilling…

Karoon's Peru Well Hits Non-Commercial Gas Volumes. Drilling Continues

Feb 11, 2020

Australia's Karoon Energy has said that it has encountered water-bearing sands and non-commercial gas shows at the shallower sections of its Marina-1 well offshore Peru.Prior to the start of drilling late in January, Karoon had said that the…

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